Courses: 3rd Year 2nd sem., B.Sc. Sociology
SOC312: Statistics for Social Research(3 credit units)
The course treats the elementary aspect of descriptive and inferential statistics. These include frequency distribution, measures of central tendency and dispersion/variability, the measurement and interpretation of relationship between variables, and methods of control.
SOC322: Social Inequality(3 credit units)
Analysis of forms and functions of social inequality. Theories concerning the origins, persistence and consequences of social systems of stratification. Types of social mobility and their impact on social structures. Application of the theories and perspectives to the Nigerian society.
SOC332: Group Dynamics(3 credit units)
Focusing on major areas of group processes, the course addresses problem of leadership, group productivity, communication, cohesion and disintegration etc, in the context of the operation of determinant variables.
SOC342: Rural Sociology(2 credit units)
The fundamental features of rural societies; their ecological systems and patterns of transformation. The identification evaluation and utilization of nature and human resources. Social change in rural societies. Rural social institutions and their adaptation to change.
SOC352: Economy and Society(2 credit units)
The course provides a link between economic and non-economic variables in the analysis of society. It examines the major concepts and theories of conventional economics, economic anthropology, economic sociology and political economy; and their applicability and relevance for the Third world, with special focus on Nigeria.
SOC362: Sociology of Health and Illness Behavior(2 credit units)
An introduction to concepts and social aspects of health, illness and curing in different African societies, with particular emphasis on Nigerian cultures. Integration between folk and modern medicine. The delivery of health care as a social problem, the social structure of traditional and modern health care delivery and their respective impacts are examined.
SOC372: Sociology of Industry(2 credit units)
The nature and processes of industrial organizations, industrialization and industrial societies are examined in the context of specific theoretical perspectives that seek to explain industrial development in developed and under-developed societies.
SOC382: Nigerian Legal System(2 credit units)
An examination of the origin and dynamics of the Nigerian Legal System in the context of the evolution and structure of the Nigerian society. The theoretical orientation of the course is derived from the premises that the system interacts dialectically with the social environments in which they operate.
SOC392: Population Studies(2 credit units)
Introduction to the nature and scope of population studies, uses and sources of demographic data. Overview of world population growth (with particular reference to tropical Africa) and population theories.
SOC302: Marriage and the Family in Nigeria(2 credit units)
The course examines changing patterns of marriage as well as transformation in the structure and functions of families in contemporary Nigeria. The focus is on the impact of social change on Nigerian families.
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